Someone bought a home for £7.5 million in Epping Forest last year – in cash.

More than 9,500 homes in Essex were purchased last year by buyers who paid for their new properties outright with cash.

That £7.5 million property was the most expensive cash-only sale, according to data provided by the Land Registry.

Reported by the Essex Chronicle. You can read the full story here. 

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